Archive for: January, 2015

Uncategorized January 31, 2015


Light is therefore colour, and shadow the privation of it by the Removal of these rays of colour or subduction of power and throughout nature these rays aer to be found in the … in the ruling principles of diurnal variations, the gray dawn, the yellow morning, golden sun rise and red departing ray in

Uncategorized January 24, 2015


Painting is a companion with whom one may walk a great part of life’s journey.  Winston Churchill, Painting as a Pastime  Photo by Chris Arthur Less than three weeks after T. S. Eliot’s death, another defining figure of the twentieth century, Sir Winston Churchill, died on 24 January 1965. (The two men, incidentally, shared a

Uncategorized January 9, 2015


For most of us, there is only the unattendedMoment, the moment in and out of time,The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightningOr the waterfall, or music heard so deeplyThat it is not heard at all, but you are the musicWhile the music lasts. T. S.  Eliot,

Uncategorized January 6, 2015


On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf … J. M. Barrie In Slim Chances, describing the finely honed simplicity, the silent eloquence necessary to play Beckett’s Krapp, I wrote: The discipline of doing no more